l-r Jeff Large (banjo),
Hank Harrison (fiddle/mandolin), Mary Ann Cornelius (bass) and Mark
The Tennessee Valley Authority Bluegrass band was
founded in 1972 by brothers Hank, Jeff and Scott Harrison with Mark
Maniscalco on banjo. Over the years the band has won numerous awards
including the prestigious National Bluegrass Band Championship in
Louisville, Kentucky. The band has performed with Bill Monroe,
Johnny Gimble, Flaco Jimenez and Junior Brown. The TVA toured with
Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Uncle Josh Graves and Kenny Baker. They
have opened for Michael Martin Murphy, the Country Gazette, Tony
Trischka, Hot Rize, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Del
McCoury, Kitty Wells, Ralph Stanley and the Dixie Chicks.
The TVA was part of the WOAI Country Jubilee radio show which included Riders In The Sky, Asleep at the Wheel, Tammy Wynette, Hank Thompson and The Whites among others. In addition, the TVA has played many bluegrass festivals and they performed at the Majestic Theater for a Christmas Pops concert with the San Antonio Symphony.
In 2012 the Tennessee Valley Authority celebrated its 40th anniversary. A hard driving traditional band, the TVA is also known for their ability to take non-bluegrass songs and deliver them in the bluegrass style. Don't miss a chance to catch a performance by this band. Everyone goes home satisfied.
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